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OMNIVISION launches advanced sensors for automotive cameras

Thu, 11th Jan 2024

OMNIVISION, a world-leading semiconductor solution developer, has launched two novel image sensors designed for automotive surround- and rear-view cameras. Titled the OX01J and OX03J10, both deliver advanced LED flicker mitigation and 140db high dynamic range (HDR).

The OX01J is a 1.3-megapixel image sensor, offering industry-leading image performance for a variety of challenging lighting conditions. The raw image sensor has been developed to offer automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) the flexibility to purchase just the image sensor if they already have a backend image signal processor (ISP) architecture.

Paul Wu, head of automotive product marketing at OMNIVISION, explained that while the raw sensor OX01J offers the same performance as the original OX01E20 SoC, it provides their customers with flexibility for their designs. "The OX01J offers the same performance as the OX01E20 but is a raw sensor alternative for our customers to choose from, based on their system architecture," said Paul Wu.

Designed to offer superior performance in both surround-view and rear-view systems, OX01J boasts a 3-micron (m) pixel in a 1/3.55-inch optical format. Despite being cutting-edge, the raw sensor maintains a compact form and ensures the lowest power consumption. The image sensor is offered in an a-CSP package for the smallest possible solution, relying on OMNIVISION's PureCelPlus architecture, reputed for its low-light sensitivity and leading signal-to-noise ratio performance.

Further broadening its product range, OMNIVISION has also announced the OX03J10, a 3-megapixel (MP) CMOS system-on-chip (SoC) image sensor. It offers superior image quality, regardless of lighting conditions, and comes with 140db HDR and LED flicker mitigation (LFM). The fully integrated OX03J10 is designed for optimal performance in surround-view systems (SVS), rear-view cameras (RVC), and camera-monitoring systems (CMS).

Naresh Shetty, automotive staff marketing manager at OMNIVISION, stated that the new OX03J10 facilitates high-level assisted-driving functions for 360-degree SVS and CMS while offering excellent low-light performance. "In addition to offering outstanding low-light performance, it also offers the ideal feature set, including lens correction, defective pixel correction, HDR/LFM combination, tone mapping, automatic image signal processing, imaging effects, and low power consumption," added Naresh Shetty.

The OX03J10 has a resolution of 1920x1536 in a 1/2.4-inch optical format and uses a 3-micron (m) Deep Well-split pixel. It is capable of quickly and accurately capturing objects and changes in road conditions during high-speed operations while enhancing driver safety by eliminating LED flicker. It outputs YUV and RAW simultaneously, is ASIL-C compliant, and is currently available for sampling.

State-of-the-art and built to drive the future of the automotive industry, these new offerings from OMNIVISION, the semiconductor solution developer, are set to revolutionise vehicle camera systems. The raw sensor OX01J is scheduled to enter mass production in October 2024, while the fully integrated OX03J10 is planned to commence mass production in Q1 of 2024.

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